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to tie everything to the debt ceiling, this budget crisis. they have no leverage over the president. they discover they have no leverage. now they have to find a way to back down. this is their face-saving device to kick it down the road until may. you will see more of this. the president is in a much stronger position of dealing with the congress and house republicans. >> you agree with that? >> i always respect colby's opinion. but i dissent, the president, like any other, absent a national event where he becomes the dominant central dramatic figure, watches his popularity be rationed out day by day. he is strong now. it is hard to believe he will be as strong one year from now. i think what we are facing is not simply the debt ceiling. what we are facing is the sequestration, the automatic cuts of a trillion dollars over 10 years, which many republicans are expressing a willingness now to let set in at the end of march. that would mean another fight and struggle. >> all this will unfold in six months probably. not a year from now. he is in a good position to fight for the next si
to do it now. it was a price house conservatives demanded for delaying the debt ceiling just by three months. so this is a deal that republicans made with their members just this week, a deal that will define our budget arguments over the next week. they made this deal, if you don't force us into a politically disastrous showdown, we'll do it with an equally disastrous budget deal. i don't understand what is happening in the republican party right now, but it is not good for them. joining me now, robert greenstein, a man who always understands exactly what is happening. bob, good to see you. >> good to see you, ezra. >> so i guess my question is how, how do you make the budget balance in ten years, and keep to all of these different promises? do you know budget -- you know budgets better than anybody i know, so how? >> so there are three things to start with, and you have already mentioned perhaps the most important. he will take advantage of the revenue increases from the fiscal cliff deal. the second thing is since ryan issued his budget a year ago, the congressional budget office w
for a second, because i need to talk to you about the gop's other big budget scheme. now that the debt ceiling is gone, that has become their plan a, the best shot at getting spending cuts. the problem is that their plan a has the most boring name of really any policy in washington, the sequester. but you need to know about it to follow what is going to happen in the next couple of months in d.c. i am not going to use the "s" word, i'm going to call it big, dumb, very, very liberal, friendly spending cuts. but before we rename it you need to hear our speaker, john boehner on the subject. >> the deadline, obviously, is the sequester, have you had any conversation with the president or harry reid about that so far? >> i have not. the sequester is going to go into effect on march first unless there are cuts and reforms to get us on a plan to balance the budget in the next ten years, it is as simple as that. >> mr. boehner told the board that the sequester is as much leverage as we're going to get, quote. he meant it to sound reassuring to conservatives, like that is fine, we don't need the debt c
all of the cuts out ten years in the future. now, in order to get the votes to allow the debt ceiling to be raised three months, speaker boehner promised his members the opportunity to vote on a budget that would be balanced within ten years. you can't tell people between 55 and 65, don't listen to this anyway. cure not going to be affected by this. if you balance the budget in ten years. so they're their challenge in winning over americans to the vision of smaller government and practical way is getting tougher. gwen: when you see something like the senator from georgia who says today he's not going to run. he said nothing to do with the fact he split had tea party challenge coming up. but people like that, mitch mcconnell, senate minority leader, getting a little nervous. >> i think that is a real link between what john is talking about. in that the people who are in office have got to worry about the tea party and its demands for these really significant cuts. and then you have r.n.c. down in charlotte saying, let's not focus on those things anymore at an event, by the way, where n
, the spending cuts and the debt ceiling, we believe it's a dog-and-pony show. it is not going to get cut, it's only going to get larger. >> he never spoke about the budgets, living within our means, making difficult choices, just the opposite. he seems to want to lock in this permanent welfare, dependency mentality and state which now is in the country, which pretty much guarantees that america becomes greece. >> there is no question, you have a philosophical, ideological commitment to growing government. and you have the sad reality that there are a lot of go-long to get long governments. politics in washington is like professional wrestling. okay? there is this demonstration going on, but it's kind of scripted. it doesn't rae really get to the full truth of what is going on. >> there are two other issues we haven't dealt with yet. one is the media -- they are not doing specials on this. the american people -- you know what? i don't know if they are aware or they don't care -- you want to weigh in here. but the bottom line is, they voted in obama. i said -- they got chris matthews all mad,
others into not go increased our way or the debt ceiling. >> we will for this election cycle. >> john: but most of them lost. >> true. it is not easy to sign. it is hard to say you not increase bar wing are spending. john: therefore i pledge of unauthorized refund in new programs without offsetting cuts. i will not vote for any budget that is not balanced? that seems unrealistic. if you just slow the growth you could get a sadr trouble it is not unrealistic. >> the budget is not a blueprint. but the senate has not passed in the last 3-1/2 years. it is less relevant than the other two. >> it be a fiscal conservative senator but at least now he is on the record if he votes for new spending programs, he can be held accountable. john: of fox news poll asks government spending is out of control or managed carefully? sixty-two% said out of control but this year, 83%. why do people think that? >> if you ask mr. doo audience that but it. >> who your representative peter. but if you are spending 10,001 the need to do? the average person does not ask for the $5,000 raise but they will say i nee
ceiling increase unless the senate passes a budget. we are not going to just keep raising the debt ceiling, we are going to make a down payment on debt reduction and we are going to putt -- we are going to point the country in the right direction. we are going to cut spending. [applause] there will be times when conservatives disagree on the way forward. we never marched in lockstep. we can deliver it in private. all we should ask for each other is that we give an honest account of our actions and the reasons for them. we should challenge the left, not each other. if we take a prudent course we will be in very good company. take james madison. nowadays we call him the founder and the father of the constitution. but at the constitutional convention he lost key arguments. he fought to give each state the same number of seats in the senate. he wanted to give congress more power. he wanted them to be able to be tough state laws. in both cases, he argued vigorously for his side. in both sets -- in both cases he lost. when it came to ratify the when it came time to ratify the constitution, there
on sequestration on the debt ceiling now which is going to happen in may on a continuing resolution, on a budget? >> i hope that we can work things out and come to an agreement, that you're going to have to do something about the problem. it is about spending. we've got to get control of the spending. >> but you understand you're never going to get democrats to really agree to that so you'll have to find another way around coming to that solution. >> if we don't get control of the spending, then you're going to end up like europe. >> and don't we go back to bull simpson, then, the idea that nobody likes it but this could -- >> bowles/simpson didn't solve the spending problem. back to that, the main driver of the spending problem are the health care entitlements. bowles/simpson left that out. >> can you lead and say let's do a bowles/simpson and -- >> absolutely. we're working with the fix the debt coalition and others to say yes, let's come together both sides of the aisle. we've got proponents on our side. we're looking for those on the other side who will say let's do so. >> but you're prepare
cliff debate, working our way through a debt ceiling debate, i think in a responsible manner, with an eye towards trying to fix some problems. >> when you look at the options out there, president obama's budget proposal and paul ryan's offer, they both don't do what guys like you say need to be done, balancing the budget for a long time. now you guys have a proposal or you're coming with a proposal that says you'll balance a budget in ten years. i asked paul ryan this and i can't get an answer -- how? because it's going to hurt. >> there are new baselines now in the budget. obviously we just -- as we know, some of the difficulty and the differences in washington are centered around the method of accounting, whether it's static or dynamic. because static, when you raise taxes, that additional taxes because of the cliff deal, that adjusts the baseline. that is going to make the numbers look somewhat differently. right? and we veal to make some choices, no question about it. but we have committed to putting a budget out there that will actually bring it to balance within ten yea
in the budget. three they won't vote to increase borrowing or the debt ceiling. >> anybody sign it? >> we had 24 candidates who signed. >> you just started it this year? >> this election cycle. the two elected were senator cruise from texas and doug collins representative from georgia. >> that means most of them lost. >> obviously this is not something that is easy to sign. it is easy to say you are not going to write taxes another to say you are not going to borrowing. >> i will sign it because i don't count. i am not a politician. i get the part therefore i pledge i will not authorize or fund new programs without offsetting cuts in others. but this one i will not vote for any budget that is not balanced. that seems unreal lice ti-- unrealistic. if you just slow the growth of government in ten years you could get us out of trouble. >> the budget is a blue print. the budget is not the be all end all. the problem is we haven't passed a budget in the last three and a half years. so to be honest that plank of the pledge is in the political environment less relevant than the other two. >> no incumbe
ourselves and how there seems to be some effort by republicans, at least on the debt ceiling to avert that find, going double down on the budget side. what do you want to see happen? do you think there needs to be more conciliatory attitude with the white house or do you think the kind of attitude we have seen in the past has done good thing knows party. >> this, again, is a classic example our the democrats so much more doning to think the rum runs are obstructionist and aren't being cooperative. when president obama says he wanted balanced approach he gets pass incrises but the payroll tax is inconstituted. but what happens to spending cuts? how much spending cuts have been put on the table he accused the republicans of not want agency balanced approach and then the revenues are increased for go, where the spending cuts? i can't believe the success they have in turning the tables where they're the ones who don't want to have balanced approach. how much spending cuts have we gotten? i want to say -- >> the question is -- to go forward, the republicans? >> i'm sorry. >> the sequester
a barrel with the debt ceiling coming up with no time to announce any long- term balance budget framework or any kind of structural reforms to health and retirement programs. we had the short-term extension to give each chamber to go through order and pass a budget in our house. obviously, paul ryan and his team will work through, i think even a bolder budget to send to the senate. the senate and the president might not accept the bill we passed. but in fact, they are going to pass the bill and the president is going to sign it. as speaker boehner said, this is something the house should continue to do. we are in the opposition but we're in the majority but as the opposition we should take the opportunity to paint bold principles and stand by those and then we can campaign on those in the next two years. >> so, tom, you are a conservative. did you become conservative at some point, are you a natural born conservative? >> right from the beginning. i grew up in a very small town. my parents were not political at all. my father would not put up a yard sign until my campaign, thankfully, he d
. you get very small advances. i recommended last week, that in return for a temporary debt ceiling for three months, the the return to the senate and produce a budget. they adopted the idea and they have already succeeded. the senate will now produce a budget, which will allow the fight to be a fair fight between democrats and republicans on spending because the other side will finally have to show its cards. this is a fairly elementary step. that is how i think they ought to proceed. second, they have to understand that obama will try to use administrative actions because the house will block actions by legislation, which is why i am extremely encouraged by the ruling you may remain i've heard by the first circuit today, throwing out the nlrb appointment. [applause] i have been quite shocked by the of lawlessness of the administration by legislating around congress in a way that i think is clearly unconstitutional. for example, passing the dream act. however you stand on the dream at, i should be done by congress and not by the administration. and it did that. because if a conserv
and the debt ceiling we believe it is all a dog and pony show. there is really not going to get cut, only get large. >>> he never spoke at the inaugural address about balancing the budgets and living within our means and making difficult choices. just the opposite. he seems to want to lock in this permanent welfare dependency mentality in the country which pretty much guarantees america becomess. >> you have this philosophical id long-timal mentality. what we like to think of unfortunately is that politics in washington is a little bit now like professional wrestling okay. there is this demonstration going on but it is kind of scripted and it doesn't really get to the full truth of what is going on. >> sean: there are two other issues we haven't dealt with yet. one is the media. they are not doing specials on this. number two, american people you know what, i don't know if they are either aware or they don't care. you want to weigh in here but the bottom line is they voted in obama. i got chris matthews all mad, he didn't get a tingle up his spine when i said i voted for obama i ancient the -
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